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My router name is not appearing in the connection window

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You will need to check the wireless settings of the router.
If your network is secured then make sure that you are typing the correct network key.
also make sure that the DHCP server is enabled on the router.
is there any computer connected to the router ?
If yes then you can open the router set up page on that computer.
Router set up page is the page where you can check all the wireless settings of the router.
Click here for step by step instructions

Posted on Jul 31, 2010


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Coby Kyros MD1042 will not connect to Internet

I hate to be rude but WEP was broken several years ago. Use WPA or WPA2 or (best of all) a wired connection.

Make sure you have the latest firmware for your router and the latest drivers for your network card on the PC/laptop or console.

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How do i connect to my router

On windows, go down to the bottom right-hand corner and look for the icon that looks like two computer screens with a red x (if not connected to anything prior to this). Right click it and a menu will appear. Click on "Connect to network". A new window should come up. Search for whatever your routers name is. Generally it will have a high signal strengh it's the closest hotspot and should a generic default name like "linksys" or "untitled". Double click it and you should be connected. If your router requires a WEP KEY (a type of encryption password), then look at your router box to find the KEY and type it in on the computer where it asks for the password.
Hope this helps ;)

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How do I get into the routers homepage to change some settings so I can run a wireless internet connection to my laptop while my Playstation is hard wired. I have DGL 4500

To get into the D-Link DGL 4500 router homepage, simply open an internet browser window and type in the following address: and press Enter.
When the login window appears, set the user name to Admin and leave the password box empty.
Then, click Login to continue.

Here is the link to the PDF version of the User Manual:

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I can connect to the internet via a hardline from my modem but via my router i can only connect to the network and get no internet access how can i fix this?

hook up your router and then start up your web browser and type into the address bar. A pop up window should appear and it will ask for a user name and password. Leave the user name blank and type "admin" in the password. Once you have done this, you should be able to access the settings on the router. You did load the software right?

Dec 29, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router...

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I get slow downloading and time outs with my WRT54G v5. I reboot the router only and it works fine for a period of time and then slows down again. My computer says the signal strength is excellent.

Enabling MTU on the router
Step 1:
Determine the proper MTU size for your ISP. If you do not know the proper MTU size, click here. By default, MTU size for Cable ISPs is 1500 and 1492 for DSL.

Step 2:
Open a web browser 3733-003.jpg such as Internet Explorer.

Step 3:
Go to the "Address" bar and enter your router's IP Address ( is the default IP of most Linksys routers) then press the [Enter] key.

Step 4:
A new window will prompt for a "User name" and "Password." Leave the "User name" space blank, type in your router's password (admin is the default password), then click OK.

If the password window did not appear, click here.
If the router is not accepting the password, click here.

Step 5:
When the router's web-based setup page appears, set MTU to Manual. For Size enter the MTU value that you obtained in the previous procedure.

Step 6:
Click on 3695-017.png.

Note: If the procedure does not work, verify if the connection drops even when computer is connected directly to modem. If the connection is stable when connected to the modem, update the firmware on the router. For instructions on how to update the router's firmware, click here.

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How do i enable UPnP on my router

For the UPnP architecture to work in Windows XP, the Internet gateway device must appear in Network Connections. To make sure that the device appears in Network Connections, click Start, click Run, type ncpa.cpl, and then click OK. Look for the Internet Gateway device:
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Also, the router must appear in My Network Places. To make sure the router appears, click My Network Places in the Network Connections navigation pane, and then look for the router:
Collapse this imageExpand this image941206b.jpg Note The name that appears is the model name of the router. For information about how to enable UPnP on a router, view the router product documentation. If these devices do not appear, make sure that the correct components and services are installed in Windows XP. To make sure that the correct components and services are there so that you can enable UPnP, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type appwiz.cpl, and then click OK.
  2. Click Add/Remove Windows Components.
  3. In the Components window, click Networking Services, and then click Details.
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  4. Click to select the Internet Gateway Device and UPnP User Interface check boxes in the Subcomponents of Networking Services window, if they are not selected.
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  5. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to complete the installation. Or, if you did not make any changes, close the Add or Remove Programs windows and Control Panel.
  6. Start the Services MMC snap-in. To do this, click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK.
  7. Locate SSDP Discovery Service in the list of services.
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  8. If the status is not Started, double-click SSDP Discovery Service to open the SSDP Discovery Service Properties dialog box.
  9. In the Startup type box, click Automatic, and then click Start under Service status. Then, close the SSDP Discovery Services Properties dialog box.

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Vista isn't seeing my wifi

Creating a Profile on Windows Vista:

a. Click the Windows button located at the bottom left of the screen, then on Start Search type “Network and Sharing Center” and press Enter.
b. When the Network and Sharing Center window appears, click Manage wireless networks.
c. Click Add.
d. Look for Network name and enter your wireless network name or SSID on the specified field then click Next.
e. Under the Security type drop down menu, select the wireless security your router is using then click Next.
f. To connect to the wireless network, click Connect to.
g. When the Select a network to connect to window appears, select your wireless network, then click Connect.

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Netgear DG834G unable to connect

Usually you have to use the software on the disk to open your web browser to or Then you can enter the administration username and password to change the settings.

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Connection problems

Unless you have a wireless router/access point and a wireless card in your computer, you will need to use the ethernet cable to connect to the internet.

If you do have a wireless router/access point to connect to and a wireless-capable computer, try sticking a pen or the end of a paperclip into a hole on the router marked "Reset" (it might also be unmarked). Hold that button for 30 seconds.

Your router should now be reset to factory defaults. You can now connect wirelessly by choosing the name of your router's manufacturer from the list of available networks. To do that:

Windows XP

  1. Right-click on "My Network Places".
  2. Choose "Properties".
  3. Right-click on "Wireless Network Connection".
  4. Choose "View Available Wireless Networks".
  5. Choose your manufacturer's name from the list that appears.

Windows Vista

  1. Click on the network icon in the lower right of your screen (two computers, one behind another).
  2. Click "Connect to a Network" (it also might be labeled "Connect or Disconnect").
  3. Choose your router manufacturer's name from the list that appears.

Mac OS X

  1. Click on the AirPort menu in the upper right corner (it looks like four "("s on their side).
  2. Choose your router manufacturer's name from the list that appears.

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Getting wireless computor and router back on line with desk top computor

1. Disconnect power from your modem and router
2. Connect an ethernet cord from your modem's ethernet port to your router's Internet or WAN port.
3. Connect another ethernet cord from a port on your router (labeled with a "1" above it).
4. Connect power to your modem and router.
5. I'm a little unsure about how you plan to connect your wireless computer to the router. The router you selected when you created this question is not wireless-capable.

If your router is wireless-capable, go to the wireless computer. Follow the instructions for your operating system below.

Windows XP

1. Right-click on the My Network Places icon on your desktop, and select Properties.
2. Right-click on Wireless Network Connection.
3. Right-click on View Available Wireless Networks.
4. Double-click on your network from the list that appears (it should be called "linksys" if you didn't change the name).

Windows Vista

1. Click on the network icon on the lower-right of your screen (it should look like two computers with one behind another. It might have a red "X" over it.)
2. Click "Connect to a network" (it also might be labeled "Connect or disconnect")
3. Double-click on your network from the list (it should be called "linksys" if you didn't change the name.

Mac OS X

1. Click on the AirPort menu in the upper right of your screen (it looks like "("s turned on their side).
2. Click on your network in the list that appears (it should be called "linksys" if you didn't change the name).

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